Municipal Water Management and Conservation Planning
Municipal water management and conservation planning provides a process through which cities and other municipal water suppliers estimate long-range water supply needs and identify alternatives, including water conservation programs, to meet those needs. The Department requires many municipal water suppliers to prepare plans as conditions of their water use permits or permit extensions. more Agricultural Water Management and Conservation Planning
Agricultural water management and conservation planning provide a process through which irrigation districts and other agricultural water suppliers identify water conservation programs for implementation based on the suppliers´ needs and particular circumstances. more Conservation Awards
The Water Resources Commission and Department periodically present awards to cities, irrigation districts and other water users for exemplary efforts in water management and conservation planning and in implemention of water conservation programs. Conservation awards are intended to recognize and publicize innovation and creativity in the implementation of water conservation programs. more Oregon's Instream Water Right Act
Since the Instream Water Right Act was adopted in 1987, the Department has converted over 500 minimum perennial stream flows to instream water rights, and has issued over 900 state agency applied instream water rights. Additionally, Oregon leads the country in the flow restoration, with over 1,000 instream leases, instream transfers, and allocations of conserved water restoring streamflows for fish and wildlife, recreation, and pollution abatement. more
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